This is a special opportunity to lead and shape Science in School 21’s middle school which will span year 5 to year 8. You will combine the best of early science learning with the best of deep subject specialism. You will collaborate with primary and secondary colleagues who will both bring different perspectives on scientific understanding. More broadly, you will be a forefront of a new a model of education that seeks to enliven the curriculum between primary and secondary, ensuring there are no wasted years.
We are looking for someone who can not just deliver great progress for students to the school but can think deeply and holistically about science. You will have the opportunity to develop authentic experiences that deepen and expand scientific thinking and you will do this working with a range of impressive partners from industry and academia.
Science comes alive at School 21 as students grapple with the big ideas that underpin the world around us. Teachers plan challenging and exciting projects alongside a rigorous knowledge rich curriculum. Over the past five year we have been developing thinking to a high level and fostered collaborations with other subjects across the curriculum. Recent science projects have included STEM projects and a genetics and drama project: is it ever right to play God?, a physics and art project with students designing and making structures using mechanics and electronic components, and an immersive Jack the Ripper tour featuring Virtual Reality film and live demonstrations of Victorian criminology techniques.
School 21, a pioneering all-through school in East London, is a very special and different kind of place to work in. All of us are striving to become pioneers (rethinking key aspects of education practice), multipliers (growing others and building teams) craftsmen and women (who think deeply about their practice) and people with integrity and humanity (driven by a strong sense of values and purpose). This is what we are looking for in new members of staff. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression and leadership. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.